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Vacheron Constantin: The Overseas collection in 2011

Two new models that represent de future: more technical, more exclusive.



Vacheron Constantin is enriching its Overseas collection in 2011 with the launch of two new models representing the future of this elegantly sporty and technical line. The perpetual calendar chronograph signals the introduction of “high complications” into the collection, while the small model with date display dedicated to women is distinguished by a mechanical self-winding movement and an eminently contemporary new design.


Overseas Chronograph Perpetual Calendar “Boutiques Exclusive”

Overseas, Vacheron Constantin’s sporting and technical line, is taking a significant new step in 2011 with the introduction of an original perpetual calendar chronograph. The combination of these two major complications is the first for the Overseas collection, which houses the remarkable Calibre 1136 QP within a steel case enhanced by a titanium bezel. This impressive blend of ingredients is set to make this new watch a benchmark within the collection. The Overseas Chronograph Perpetual Calendar “Boutiques Exclusive” is issued in an 80-piece limited edition exclusively reserved for the 27 Vacheron Constantin boutiques around the world.

At the heart of this exceptional model beats the 228-part Calibre 1136 QP, a mechanical self-winding movement beating at 21,600 vibrations per hour and endowed with an approximately 40-hour power reserve. In addition to the hours, minutes and small seconds at 6 o’clock, Calibre 1136 QP powers the chronograph function as well as the perpetual calendar indicating the day of the week, the date, and the month on a 48-year cycle, complete with leap-year display and moon phases.

This new Overseas collection comes in a generous 42 mm case that is water-resistant to 15 bar (approximately 150 metres). Another signature feature of the Overseas collection, the screw-down caseback features a medallion engraved with the famous Amerigo Vespucci three-masted sailing ship. 


Overseas Small Model Date Self-Winding

Vacheron Constantin is also launching the Overseas Small Model Date Self-Winding, a version featuring a subtle blend of character and elegance. Constituting both a precious piece of jewellery and a resolutely technical timepiece, this new Overseas ladies’ watch is notably distinguished by its 36 mm-diameter case in 18-carat pink gold and by its mechanical self-winding movement.

The case, the design, and the ergonomics of this new Overseas model are specifically intended for women. This new Overseas Small Model Date Self-Winding watch also picks up other classic themes of the collection, such as the Maltese Cross inspired bezel and the links of the 18-carat pink gold bracelet inspired by the same motif.

Water-resistant to 5 bar (approximately 50 metres), the refined case of this Overseas timepiece is fitted with a solid screw-in case-back adorned with the Overseas medallion bearing the engraving of the famous Amerigo Vespucci three-masted sailing vessel. The slender case houses Calibre 1226, a 143-part mechanical self-winding movement. It beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, drives the hours, minutes, central seconds and date functions, and ensures an pproximately 40-hour power reserve.


TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Reference 49020/000W-9656
Overseas Chronograph Perpetual Calendar “Boutiques Exclusive”

Calibre 1136 QP

Energy Mechanical self-winding
Movement thickness 7.90 mm 

Movement diameter 28 mm (11 ¼ lignes)

Jewelling 37 jewels

Number of parts 228

Frequency 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour)

Indications Hours, minutes and small seconds at 6 o’clock
Chronograph with column wheel
12-hour and 30-minute counters
Perpetual calendar (day of the week, date, 48-month counter and leap year)
Moon phase
Power reserve Approximately 40 hours

Case Stainless steel
Titanium bezel and pushpiece screws
42 mm in diameter
Solid case-back with “Overseas” medallion
Screw fastened, protected against magnetic fields
Water resistance Tested at a pressure of 15 bar (approx.. 15 metres)

Dial Sunburst satin-brushed slate grey
12 applied 18-carat gold hour-markers highlighted by white luminescent substance
Strap Black vulcanised rubber
Delivered with a second strap in dark grey hand-sewn saddle-stitched Mississippiensis alligator leather with large square scales

Clasp Triple-blade double-safety folding clasp with stainless steel pushers, polished half Maltese Cross

Individually numbered 80-piece limited edition





TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS
References 47560/D10R-9672 (pink gold bracelet)
47560/000R-9672 (leather and rubber straps)
Overseas Small Model Date Self-Winding

Calibre 1226

Energy Mechanical self-winding
Movement thickness 3.25 mm 

Movement diameter 26.60 mm (11 ½ lignes)

Jewelling 36 jewels

Number of parts 143

Frequency 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour)

Indications Hours, minutes, central seconds and date
Power reserve Approximately 40 hours

Case 18K 5N pink gold
36 mm in diameter
Bezel set with 88 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.36 cts)
Solid back with “Overseas” medallion
Screw-fastened, protected against magnetic fields
Water resistance Tested to pressure of 5 bar (approx..50 metres)

Dial Sunburst satin-brushed silver-toned
11 applied Arabic numerals in 5N 18K pink gold and 8 black-painted round hour-markers highlighted with a white luminescent substance.
Black-painted minute track
Bracelet/Strap 18K 5N pink gold bracelet or taupe coloured hand-sewn saddle-stitched Mississippiensis alligator leather with large square scales 
The leather strap version is delivered with an additional strap in grey vulcanised rubber

Clasp Triple-blade double-safety folding clasp with 18K 5N pink gold pushers, polished half Maltese Cross









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